Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today a name change for their King Kong film Skull Island, as well as a new release date.
Skull Island is now Kong: Skull Island and Universal will release the film in 3D and IMAX 3D on Friday, March 10, 2017 (moved from its original date of November 4, 2016).
The project was originally announced in July at San Diego Comic-Con, where attendees got to see a teaser for the film. Soon after, we learned that Avengers star Tom Hiddleston had signed on to the project, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts on board to direct.
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series). Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendaryâ€™s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, upcoming Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.